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Gardiner, Wendy

This work contains everything you need to become confident in must-have dressmaking skills, from reading patterns to sewing up and making alterations. Eight garment-led chapters show you how to learn and perfect dressmaking as you build your wardrobe or make alterations

Book. English.
Published Cincinnati, Ohio; Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Wendy Gardiner
ISBN: 0715337653, 9780715337653
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Series: The sewing bible
Subject: Dressmaking.; Beauty and Fashion.
Series Title: Sewing bible.

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Tools & Equipment
  3. Basic Sewing Skills
  4. Understanding Paper Patterns
  5. Basic Adjustments
  6. Fabrics Explored
  7. Interfacings, Interlinings & Stabilisers
  8. Garment & Technique Focus
  9. Skirts
  10. Dresses
  11. Trousers
  12. Tops
  13. Jackets
  14. Measuremant Charts
  15. Troubleshooting
  16. Glossary
  17. Suppliers
  18. Index.

Author note

Wendy Gardiner has been in the sewing industry for over 27 years and during that time has been involved in publishing sewing magazines, books and DVDs. For the last 10 years she edited Sewing World magazine, a monthly title for people who enjoy sewing with a machine. She is also a co-founder of ISEW (isew.co.uk - 'the face of sewing in the UK; the place to visit for sewing enthusiasts'). Wendy is based in Waterlooville, Hampshire.

Description

This book contains everything you need to become confident in must-have dressmaking skills, from reading patterns to sewing up and making alterations. Eight garment-led chapters show you how to learn and perfect dressmaking as you build your wardrobe or make alterations. Stylish photography, simple step-by-step instructions and handy tips make this an essential buy for anyone who sews or wants to get started. It is a one-stop reference that will be dipped into time and time again.